NEW ORLEANS - No one was missing from practice as the Ravens split Thursday’s work between Tulane University and the grass fields at the Saints’ training facility.
The Ravens held their walkthrough at Tulane, but because of issues with practicing on the FieldTurf there, the team requested improved practice conditions, and the NFL complied.
The 49ers are also practicing at the Saints’ complex, so the Ravens dressed at Tulane’s baseball facility and then took five buses eight miles to their new practice site.
“Just like in high school,” one player said of the commute, according to a pool reporter. “Only the buses are nicer.”
Baltimore took the field there for 1 hour, 25 minutes with all 53 players on the active roster able to participate fully.
Coach John Harbaugh praised his team for handling the odd situation of having to change practice locations.
“I think our players dealt with it great,” he told the pool reporter after walking off the field with linebacker Ray Lewis. “As Ray just said to me, ‘We work.’ That’s what we do. Our guys don’t flinch at things like this.”
As for the final stretch before the Super Bowl, John Harbaugh and his brother, 49ers coach Jim, will hold a joint press conference Friday morning for the teams’ last meeting with the press prior to the big game.
The Ravens will be back at the Saints facility Friday afternoon for their final full practice of the week and will hold a normal light Saturday workout.